Lesson 13 Life Principle: God’s Word is an Immovable Anchor in Times of Storm
If you’ve made the decision to seek an intimate relationship with God and obey Him no matter what, you will undoubtedly experience seasons of difficulty and uncertainty. Your walk with God is a journey of faith, and there will be situations when your trust in Him will be tested. What will you cling to when a deluge of trouble rains on your life and everything you know to be true seems to be swept away by intense winds of adversity? What will you hold on to when the waves of doubt threaten to crash down on you? This lesson’s life principle answers that question for you: God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm.
God’s Word is absolutely true. You may not understand how God is going to bring about what He’s promised you, but He is keeping every promise that He has ever made. He will never deceive you or disappoint you, and He will never change His mind about what He’s told you.
Reading: Numbers 22:1-12, Exodus 19:5, Joshua 24:9-10, Isaiah 55:10-11, Romans 15:4
Questions/thoughts to consider:
- Read Numbers 22:1-12. Why were King Balak and the Moabites afraid of the Israelites? (2-5)?
- Who was Balaam and what did the Moabites want from him (6-7)?
- How did God respond to Balaam (12)?
- Read Numbers 22:22-35. When Balaam disobeyed God, how did God get his attention (28-31)? Why do you think God used such surprising methods?
- What was the angel of the Lord’s specific instruction to Balaam (35)?
- How did God fulfill His promise to protect the people of Israel from their enemies (see Ex. 19:5, Joshua 24:9-10)?
- Read Isaiah 55:10-11. How can this passage encourage you when your situation looks bleak?
- Read Romans 15:4. What does this verse mean to you?
Lord God, many storms are afflicting me right now. I feel disheartened. But I know, Lord, that you will never fail me, and You’ll never change Your mind about the promises that You’ve made to me. I pray to You and lay my heart out to You while asking for Your love and comfort. Show me Your will and lead me to Your message of encouragement. Help me to take the time to open your Word, especially the book of Psalms and the Gospel of John. I want to keep Your Word as my anchor of strength, guidance and comfort to keep me steady and sure. Thank you, Lord, for your constant love in my life. Amen.